This editorial appeared in The Tri-City Herald.
Just when it seemed hopeless, a phone call changed everything.
The Korotkov family, which 18 months ago had to leave the Tri-Cities for Russia because of a bureaucratic snafu, have gotten word that the U.S. government will grant them refugee status after all.
That means they should be able to return home – finally.
They never should have been forced to leave in the first place.
This is an immigrant family who had done everything right and followed the rules. They had lived in the U.S. for 10 years, worked and paid taxes and even had children who are U.S. citizens.
And yet because of a flawed U.S. immigration system they were required to return to Russia, a country that was now as foreign to them as it would be for any American citizen.
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